Friday, June 11, 2010

No Other Name

Come; take a stroll with me on this beautiful early-summer morn, and I'll share a little tale with you.

Now cast your eyes upon this lovely profusion of pink and white prettiness. 

This was the inspiration for christening my little cottage the Brambleberry Cottage.

After years of diligently searching for the perfect farmstead, we were blessed to find this lovely, sweet cottage tucked among the rolling hills of a national forest. 

I knew right away that she must have a very special name, for it had taken so very long to find her. 

But the perfect one to equal her beauty seemed quite elusive for awhile.

I pondered quite a few names, over the first few months after moving here.  But none seemed befitting. 

Then, one morning, as I strolled along the edge of the woods of the farm, I noticed that the lovely blossoms had given way to something just as delightful.

The huge brambles behind the old barn...

and all along the entrance to the woods were now weighted with a beautiful bounty of berries.

Over the course of the next several weeks, I was utterly amazed at the colorful transformation that was taking place.

Berries—once pale green—now blushed a sweet shade of pink, with an occasional black one thrown in the mix.

Fields that once boasted precious pink and white blossoms were now bursting forth with bright pink berries.

And in a very short time, the pink turned to crimson.

It was fascinating to observe the brambles of blackberries—visible as far as the eye could see—totally enveloping the cottage.

At last, the name for this little slice of heaven had revealed itself.

She would be called the Brambleberry Cottage.

For no other name could possibly taste sound so sweet!   ; )

Sharing this bounty over at Beverly's for Pink Saturday, Tootsie's for Flaunt Your Flowers, Fertilizer Friday and Susan's for Metamorphosis Monday.


  1. Are they called that really..or did you name them that ? And are they eatable?
    They are delightful looking in any case.

    Love the name of your cottage..and blog.

    I have thought of naming our "cottage" too...but have not been serious of it....maybe I should get on the stick.
    I refer to our home as " The Victorian Cottage"...however.

    Thanks for the stroll...more please.


  2. What a precious and well thought out name for your cottage.

  3. Thank you for taking me on a stroll around your garden. The name is very fitting with all those berries. Pies, jam, berries with cream, the list goes on and so yummy:)

  4. You picked the perfect name for your cottage. Mmmm you could make some wonderful pies and jams with those berries...I bet you do! Have a wonderful weekend....Maura :)

  5. The perfect name for your cottage, a sweet home surrounded by berries everywhere.

    Happy Pink Saturday!


  6. What a fitting name for your cottage. Your pics are so sweet...

  7. yum. there's nothing more peaceful than picking berries and making pies. Natures peace and natures bounty.

  8. A Wonderful story, and a befitting name! That was a Lovely stroll! Thanks for sharing:) Enjoy your weekend!

  9. These photo's look so great and what a cute name! I can almost taste the black berries from these pictures!

  10. This is my first visit to your blog and i am sure wont be the last. The raspberries are my favorite and you captured them so great.

    Stop by sometime and join us on Friday~Finding Beauty.

    Your talent would inspire everyone with your vision.

    Claudia ♥ ♥

  11. Your cottage area is amazing! I love how lush everything is and the fruit looks totally yummy. Thanks for sharng, Paula in Idaho

  12. Brings back memories of berrying in the mountains of Vermont in my childhood... thanks for sharing... Larry

  13. What a fitting name for your cottage! Lovely property! I love all the green and vegetation. Happy Pink Saturday to you and enjoy your weekend.


  14. HI sweet Liz...
    What a wonderful,beautiful walk that was. I loved the pretty berries..and how magical to have a cottage with a name. Ohhh,I would so be wanting to have some blackberries in heavy cream..ot blackberry cobbler.. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm
    Happy Pinks, have a wonderful week.

  15. A sweet cottage name and I love the story behind it...what a plentiful harvest you'll have!

  16. You found your heaven! I'm happy for you, and I'll bet it won't be long before you'll be enjoying blackberries again! Yum!

  17. I loved seeing the photos of your garden. And the berries are just fabulous! Happy Pink Saturday.

  18. I too have always loved the name of your cottage/blog. So sweet!

  19. Perfect name for your cottage. The blackberries look delicious!
    Dropping by from Met Monday, 18ft island kitchen.


  20. That is so cool, and having all those luscious berries, fantastic. Do you process them, like jelly, pies, syrup? A very befitting name.

  21. Love blackberries. Always walked down the lane growing up and picked them and made cobblers! Love them!

  22. Wow! So many blackberries! Seeing all those thorns make me grateful that I am growing thornless blackberries!

    I love your blackberry photos!

  23. Gosh, IF had read the WHOLE story I would have seen they were indeed BLACKBERRIES....DAHaaa !!
    Forgive me.


  24. PERFECT! We have so many of these barrys too.
    Your place is lovely.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  25. What a beautiful story. You named your home perfectly. What beautiful sights you have to enjoy each day... hugs ~lynne~

  26. Wonderful story. The berries are so pretty. Great find!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  27. Wonderful photos, the blackberries look delicious. I recently planted some blackberries just so my birds could eat them. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a sweet comment. Eileen

  28. No labor, just fruit...I love it. What a delightful gift surrounds your lovely cottage. Happiness to you each day!

  29. What beautiful photos and I loved the way you told the story. It almost felt as if you were at the beginning of a children's book...I was waiting for the fairies to appear. It sounds as if you have a beautiful place.

  30. Oh, how I love this post. Such an enchanting place ~ love the name you chose for it!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  31. what a great way to name the place!!! cute story...and now I need to go find me some berries of some sort to snack on! thank you for linking in this week!!! see you again soon I hope!


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